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Today in shitty treatment of women athletes

Tweet Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard just became the first woman from her country to advance to the semis of the Australian Open in over three decades. Way to go, Eugenie! What do you want to know about her history-making game? How she prepped before facing Ana Ivanovic? What she thinks put her over the [...]
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Why ESPN’s Body Issue could have been great but doesn’t quite succeed

TweetThere’s a lot I appreciate about ESPN’s Body Issue–the primary thing being Danell Leyva. I’m all for admiring “the vast potential of the human form,” I love seeing naked bodies, and as someone who is endlessly irritated that female athletes are sexualized more than men are, I think it’s great to have a chance to [...]
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Olympic sexism study: Male athletes have skill and female athletes have luck

TweetAccording to a new study on past television coverage of the Olympics, sports commentators talk about athletes in notably different ways depending on their gender. And by “notably different” I mean “pretty sexist.” The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware, analyzed NBC’s primetime coverage of past games. The main findings: When female [...]
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